We just got back from the AHIMA ICD-10 and Computer Assisted Coding Summit, and wanted to share our experience.In the sessions, during social time, and while interacting with attendees, we heard deep and intelligent conversations about the readiness assessment process, education approaches, and implementation strategies. We are pleased that the “wait and see” attitude so prominent last year seems to have shifted to “let’s get this done!”
View a replay of the the Navigating the Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) Reimbursement Maze webinar. This replay will give you an overview of Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) Coding and Coverage. Review practices for overcoming reimbursement obstacles faced by pharmacies, solo practices and other providers, along with ways to Improve Profitability of AADE programs.
View a replay of the the Medical Record – Best Evidence in Response to Audits webinar. Third party recovery audits have increased significantly over the past several years putting facility and provider revenue at greater risk. During this audit activity, it is the medical record that is being scrutinized – it can either be a facility’s best defense or its worst.
We all know Compliance Officers are more than busy and redoing HIPAA is not always on the front burner.
But given MEGA HIPAA, we all must revisit and enhance our HIPAA programs. This is a perfect time to consider the basics of your program.
Think about it this way: what trends or situations are happening in your organization that might drive basic changes or expansion of your HIPAA program?
It’s not long, but here is my list:
Purchase of Physician Practices
Those of us who started in compliance many, many moons ago never thought we would be delving into process of care and patient experience (aka satisfaction) score data to assess compliance risk. And, it has been an eye-opening experience for us all.
Trust is essential to realizing the benefits that technology is bringing to the healthcare world. With the confidence that healthcare organizations will handle information about them fairly and responsibly, patients are becoming more interested and adept at participating in their healthcare, including having access to their private health information.
2013 marked a significant year for coding changes for psychiatry and psychology. As with other specialties, the AMA provided a clear division of coding for psychotherapy services as opposed to medical management of patient problems.
CMS has adopted most of the new coding regulations put forth by the AMA yet, many state Medicaid plans have narrowed the scope of coverage within the code series.
New Flash - On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, Maria Bounos, Practice Leader from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, will be co-hosting ICD10monitor’s Talk Ten Tuesday with the infamous Chuck Buck! The subject for this live weekly podcast is: Why ICD-9 Cannot Support Better Healthcare in America.